Welcome to WeBikeEugene.org!
This post marks the official launch of WeBikeEugene. We have been posting for a few weeks now, and it’s time to spread the word about the site.
WeBikeEugene has a simple mission statement. We exist to spread news of cycling to cyclists and others in the Eugene/Springfield area. We plan to cover advocacy, road riding, commuting, infrastructure projects, off-road projects, recreational riding, road and off-road racing, cycling community events, and anything else having to do with cycling in Eugene, Springfield, and the surrounding area.
Some describe us as Eugene’s version of BikePortland.org. We consider this comparison a great compliment, and hope to be as thorough one day as they are. However, we have no current plans to expand our coverage beyond the Eugene/Springfield area, nor do we have the resources to update as often.
You can see a little bit of who we are about by browsing our previous topics. We are not fully operational as of yet, and are still in the process of bringing more contributors on staff. As we acquire more writers our coverage of events, especially in the racing and off-road scenes, will expand.
We welcome any suggestions for articles, news tips, and submitted articles. You can contact us here. None of us run this site full-time, and we welcome any help and suggestions from our readers.
As well as doing our own reporting, we will also be aggregating other Eugene/Springfield area news sources, including GEARS news, Safe Routes to School news, the City of Eugene’s InMotion Newsletter, and other sources. Our goal is not to compete with these already wonderful news sources, but instead to make them more accessible to the general public.
Many people have put a lot of effort into making this site a reality, but it will only be useful if people spread the word. A cycling community educated about current cycling events will progress faster than one that is left in dark. You can help by reading, spreading the word, suggesting article ideas, or even contributing.
And, of course, the most important thing is to get out and ride!